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The Sports Xchange, Published December 17 2013

Third-period scoring helps Sabres beat Jets

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A two-goal burst early in the third period led the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

Left winger Marcus Foligno tied the game 50 seconds into the third period, and left winger Matt Moulson gave Buffalo a 3-2 lead less than two minutes later on the power play.

Center Steve Ott and left winger Matt Ellis also scored for Buffalo (8-23-3). Goalie Ryan Miller had 25 saves.

Winnipeg 0 2 0— 2

Buffalo 0 1 3— 4

First Period—

Second Period—1, Winnipeg, Scheifele 5 (Clitsome) 1:02. 2, Winnipeg, Scheifele 6 (unassisted) 1:38. 3, Buffalo, Ott 4 (Stafford, Weber) 10:16.

Third Period—4, Buffalo, Foligno 4 (Hodgson, Myers) 0:50. 5, Buffalo, Moulson 12 (Ehrhoff, Ennis) 2:31 (pp). 6, Buffalo, Ellis 1 (Porter, Flynn) 13:38.

Shots on Goal—Winnipeg 7-12-8—27. Buffalo 19-5-7—31.

Power-play opportunities—Winnipeg 0 of 1. Buffalo 1 of 5.

Goalies—Winnipeg Pavelec 10-14-4 (31 shots-27 saves). Buffalo Miller 7-17-0 (27-25).

A—17,795 (19,070). T—2:19.